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Questions regarding book organization
Questions regarding reading books
Questions regarding import
Questions regarding SD card and book storage
General

How to remove a book from Current Reads list?

(1) Doing a long press on a book in the Current Reads list will bring up a context menu.

(2) Choose “Remove from Reading List” option.

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How to delete a book from my bookshelf?

(1) Doing a long press on a book will bring you a context menu.

(2) Choose “Delete this Book” option.

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How to edit book details?

(1) Doing a long press on a book will bring you a context menu.

(2) Choose “Book Details” option.

(3) Click on the section of the book info (title, author, rating, tag, collection and cover art) that you would like to edit.

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How to rename or delete an author from the author list?

(1) Click the menu button on the phone, then choose “Author List”.

(2) Do a long press on the author that you would like to rename or delete, a context menu will be brought up.

(3) Choose “Rename author” or “Delete author” option.

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How to create a tag?

(1) Click the menu button on the phone, choose “Tag List”.

(2) Click the menu button on the phone again, choose “Create a Tag” option.

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How to rename or delete a tag?

(1) Click the menu button on the phone, choose “Tag List”.

(2) Do a long press on the tag that you would like to rename or delete, a context menu will be brought up.

(3) Choose “Rename Tag” or “Delete Tag” option.

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How to create a collection?

(1) Click the menu button on the phone, choose “Collection List”.

(2) Click the menu button on the phone again, choose “Add Collection” option.

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How to rename or delete a collection?

(1) Click the menu button on the phone, choose “Collection List”.

(2) Do a long press on the collection that you would like to rename or delete, a context menu will be brought up.

(3) Choose “Rename Collection” or “Delete Collection” option.

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How many ways can be used to find a book on bookshelf?

(1) You can use the search tool to search the book you are looking for directly.

(2) You can use sort function to sort books by title, author, download date, last read date and rating.

(3) You can also use author list, tag list or collection list to help you find the book more easily.

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How many ways can be used to navigate a book while reading?

(1) Fling: Fling your finger to the left anywhere on the screen to turn to the next page; fling to the right to turn back to the previous pages.

(2) Tap: Tap on the right half of the screen to turn to the next page. Tap on the left half of the screen to turn back to the previous page.

(3) Volume buttons: Press Volume Down to turn to the next page and press Volume Up to turn to the previous page.

All the above can be customized in the Settings menu.

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How to adjust the brightness of the display?

While reading a book, you can adjust the brightness of the display without leaving the page by swiping your figure along the left edge of the screen, this can be configured in the setting.

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How to open links and images within a book?

To open a hyperlink within a book, do a long press on the link or use the trackball. To view an image, do a long press on the image. You can always use the back button on your phone to go back to the area you were reading after viewing a website or an image.

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How to quickly access to a particular chapter of a book?

(1) Click the Menu button on the phone, select “Contents”.

(2) Simply click on the chapter that you would like to go.

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How to make, browse delete and edit bookmarks?

(1) Click the Menu button on the phone, select “Bookmarks”.

(2) A context menu will be brought up, select the option that suits your need.

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How to switch day/night theme?

Click the Menu button on the phone, select “Day/Night”.

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How to check my reading progress?

(1) Click the Menu button on the phone, select “More”.

(2) Click “Show Progress”, a window will be brought up showing your reading progress throughout the chapter and the book.

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How to search word in a book?

(1) Click the Menu button on the phone, select “Search”.

(2) Type in the word that you would like to search.

(3) A list of matches will come up, telling you in which chapters and how many of the matches are found. You can simply click on one of them and go to the text where the match is found.

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How to look up a word in dictionary?

(1) Click the Menu button, select “More”.

(2) Choose “Dictionary” option.

(3) Type the word that you would like to look up, and select where (dictionary, Google, Wikipedia) you would like to look up the word.

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How to lock display orientation?

This can be configured in the setting.

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How to enable CSS stylesheets?

This can be configured in the setting.

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How to adjust front, background and link colors, front size, front family, front weight, margin as well as alignment setting?

All these can be adjusted in the setting.

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How to show or hide progress bar?

This can be adjusted in Settings.

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How can I import my personal books into Aldiko?

Method 1:

Copy your ePub files into the SD card (in the eBooks/import folder). Make sure your ePub file ends with .epub extension. Select the ‘Import’ option on the application’s home screen and follow the import instructions to complete the import process. After the Import process, you book will be located at bookshelf. You can locate it easily by sorting by Download Date. Step by step procedures are as follow:

(1) Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable.

(2) Pull down the status bar of your phone and then click on USB connected.

(3) A context menu will be brought up, select “Mount” option.

(4) Now go to your computer, you will be either able to see all files in the Removable disk (E:) already or there will be option for you to open folder to view files. For example, a Window like this pops up on my computer for me to open folder to view files.

(5) Look for eBooks folder and open it.

(6) Look for Import folder and open it.

(7) Copy your ePub file(s) into the Import folder, make sure your file(s) end(s) with .epub extension.

(8) Go to your phone now, pull down the status bar of your phone and then click on “Turn off USB storage”.

(9) A context menu will be brought up, select “Turn off” option.

(10) Go to the Home screen of the application, click on “Menu” button of your phone and then select “Import”.

(11) A context menu will be brought up, select “Import” option.

(12) Click “OK” to confirm.

(13) After the import process completes, a context menu will be brought up to notify you. Select “Dismiss”.

Vola! You have just imported your own books into Aldiko. The imported books will be on the bookshelf. To view your imported books, just simply go to bookshelf, click on the Menu button of your phone, select “Sort” and then “By Download Date” option. Your imported books will be displayed on the top of the bookshelf.


Method 2:

Click on any epub link on any webpage and you should be presented with an option to directly download the book to your Aldiko bookshelf. Detailed procedures are as follow:

(1) Click on an epub link of any webpage. For example here, I go to Feedbooks to download the book “Dracula”. I click on the ePub link.

(2) A context menu will be brought up, select “Aldiko”.

(3) Your imported book will be located at the bookshelf of the application.

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Are books saved in phone or SD card?

All books, including those you download in the application and those you import into the application, will be saved in SD card in the eBook directory, they will not take up any memory of your phone.

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What may be the problem if I got a message of “Check you SD card” when I tried to open/download a book?

If you get such messages as “Unable to open book, check your SD card”, “Books not found, check your SD card”, “Missing SD card” , it may mean (1) you SD card is missing; or (2) your SD card is full; or (3) your SD card is not working properly. When you come across the above situations, please take the following steps:

(1) check if your SD card is properly installed and mounted

(2) check if your SD card is full

(3) if you already have some music or photos stored in your SD card, play or view them from your SD card to check if your SD card is working properly. If you need further assistance, please contact us .

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What format does Aldiko support?

Aldiko supports the ePub format.

If you have non-DRMed books in the following formats: lit, pdf, mobi, rtf, txt, html, fb2, prc**, odt, cbr and cbz, you can use a free software called Calibre to convert any of the above formats to ePub and then import your books into Aldiko. You can get Calibre from here http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/. If need assistance for doing that, please feel free to let us know.

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Where can I download Aldiko?

On the Android Market:

Aldiko eBook Reader Premium and Aldiko eBook Reader Application is on Android Market under the “Reference” Category. You can either

(1) Do a search of “Aldiko” on Android Market; or

(2) Download one of the barcode reading applications on Android market, take a snapshot of the following QR code using the camera of your phone, you should be able to see Aldiko ebook reader application right away.

On the Aldiko website:

On SlideMe

You can find Aldiko here on SlideME.

To download Aldiko, you can either:

(1) Download the SlideME Application Manager (SAM) using the browser on your Android device. From SAM, you can look for Aldiko under the “Educational/Reference” category.

(2) Download Aldiko directly from SlideME website.

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